fun with 2016 first presidential debate using NBC source, KNTV_20160927_010000_NBC_News_Special_2016_Presidential_Debate_1 inspiration was to just make a very HQ/HD animated GIF, then pulled audio snippets from the most tweeted clips from https://archive.org/tv to merge into a nice HD, 6 fps overall video. Enjoy! Topics: debate, presidential debates, donald trump, hillary clinton, election
I picked some of my favorite photos of Hunter from our first decade (!) together 8-) and merged them into this nice blended video for Valentine's Day 2016 Topics: valentine's day, image blending, collage
Saving my 1978 Honda CB400A "Decaf" bike from a near fatal blow -- lower gasket blowout and huge oil leak ! (like, dumped a quart+ of oil in minutes while riding fast on highway at high temps). It was inadvertently overfilled with oil (my bad) and driven too hard (twin brother's not so good) combination that killed the Beast! Work with my twin brother (a very gifted self-and-internets-taught car and motorcycle moonlighting mechanic!), I as assistant especially for the entire... Topics: cafe racer, CB400A, hondamatic, project bike, top end rebuild, valve job, timing belt adjustment,...
I'm about to sell, with some sadness, my 1978 Honda CB400A "Hondamatic" motorcycle. I have one last problem with it -- that's been baffling me for over a year. When I consolidated the speedometer and "idiot lights" to a svelte new cafe racer style chrome LED-based single instrument, I found that its neutral light was always on , no matter what gear. So I finally figured out a clever (if I may say so) way through research to use the "proverbial $7 part" from... Topics: decaf, 1978 honda, hondamatic, CB400A, project bike, motorcycle, cafe racer, relay switch,...
Celebrating National Patches Day! Some photos and videos celebrating the life of great dog of friend/coworker, the 15 year old Patches, The Wise Guest starring: Clover AKA Munchkin AKA "Trouble" Mr. Biscuit AKA Mr. B AKA "The Boss" some fun slow-mo of them running around and playing, indoor and outdoor. (if you use the inline player above, the SD versions are normal speed; the HD versions are the 4x slower speed (120fps source)) Topics: dogs, dogs playing, San Francisco, slow motion
"Green Magic Man" hitting the curves on Highway 1 towards the coast, Marin County, CA on Labor Day 2014 We tried "Hyperlapse", which just came out this week, for the first time [the motorcyclists in the video] No work! Topics: Green Magic Man, kawasaki, ninja, ZX-6, motorcycle, turns, Highway 1, Bay Area, San Francisco,...
Friend Gary on and off the Green Screen My friend, Gary, social-media-ed a picture of him yucking it up in front of a green screen at a job site. Needless to say, couldn't resist posting many funny pictures of places and times that Gary "was" 8-) Topics: greenscreen, gary, gary paolini, photo editing
If you've never changed your motorcycle's oil, it's surprisingly easy! I step through my bike on my 2nd oil change since buying it. Topics: decaf, 1978 honda, hondamatic, CB400A, project bike, oil change, motorcycle, cafe racer
The front brake of my 1978 Honda CB400A (baby cafe racer -- AKA "decaf") went almost dead. Here, we fix it in about 30 minutes -- my first time doing more than just an oil change or electronic reworkings! 8-) We assume somehow my brake fluid has deteriorated/aged from viscous fluid to closer to water (this naturally happens over time) and/or somehow has taken in air (which will sack your brakes entirely). We open my brake master cylinder, inspect, flush clean brake fluid through... Topics: decaf, 1978 honda, hondamatic, CB400A, project bike, brake job, brake bleed, front brake,...
Millenium Falcon Holographic Projector This took months (maybe even 1+ year) on and (mostly) off to *finally* get working! The idea, simple enough: fit our HD projector inside a Millenium Falcon model, that projects out its front . I found a Kenner remake (slightly improved but nearly a clone) of the classic Falcon I never had as a child (hella expensive). It features: * openining cockpit, sliding chairs, 4 full-size action figures can sit * about 50 various sounds and lights (activated from... Topics: Millenium Falcon, projector, media room, electronics, maker, hack, Star Wars
A "Blurry Trip Down Market Street" in 1905 Source from Rick Prelinger's A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire (1905) See my original test video for how this technique was done, using ffmpeg and filtergraph techniques. Topics: blur, experimental video, market st, san francisco, 1905, prelinger, ffmpeg, filtergraph
some fun with new ffmpeg filtergraph features. I had wanted to make a fully lit (eg: sunny) video be more like a dimly lit and blurry video -- using just filtergraph time shifts and blends. My plan/hope was to make areas of motion blur, and make areas that remained the same seem untouched. it worked! 8-) Original source was a shot of WWDC 2013 taken by Hunter Lee Brown. Script/source code is below. The gist of the code is to fidget the source to 10 seconds in, slightly smaller, and rotated 90... Topics: ffmpeg, filtergraph, filterchain, blur, experimental video
Tracey's new iron pipe "steampunk"-like vintage bulb custom lamp. Just fitted the main parts together and did some test wiring with a dimmer circuit to see how it looks and feels before a more permanent setup/install! (Oh and it won't be on a rack when it's done -- it will be wall mounted, etc.) Topics: pipe bomb, iron pipe, vintage lights, custom wiring, electrical
Time-Lapse of us finally moving into and wiring up our massively updated downstairs media room, playfully named "Hyperspace". We "high fived" during the multi-step new receiver awesome self-calibration, as it went around the room speaker to speaker. Each speaker working was a total celebration -- we had wired the room 4 months prior and had never checked them since then! Nervous! I "rock out" Guitar Hero style in glee as the Evil Plan all comes together, luckily,... Topics: time-lapse, media room, projector room, redecoration, renovation
Having some fun in twisty turns in canyons in the hills near our house, with my 1978 Honda CB400a. Hunter and I were riding together -- this is footage from his helmet cam. I had just learned about 2 excellent turn techniques: (1) lift your butt up off the seat when you move into place towards hanging more off the side of the bike (instead of sliding across the seat) (2) move your head, arms, and shoulder far to the left or right of the windscreen/headlight area -- pretend like you can't see... Topics: decaf, 1978 honda, hondamatic, CB400A
Survived bad scanning building fire, staff and data! An iPhone panorama 270 degree picture of our Friday noon open lunch showing the staff and guests to the left, and some new book scanning equipment (black clothed pods) to the right. We kept our data safe! We will rebuild! Topics: panorama, internet archive
New Bay Bridge Span opens -- VLOG 1st person motorcycle ride across. Labor Day 2013, Monday night, ~10pm The Bay Bridge opens *7 hours before* the widely reported 5am tuesday reopening, after being completely closed for 5 full days. My twin, Russ AKA "Green Magic Man" (google it ;-) (on green Ninja) and I are the first 30 vehicles on to the 8th street onramp and show you how the new Bay Bridge span looks like from a first person HD camera (courtesy of Hunter, thanks, Baby!) It is... Topics: bay bridge, motorcycle, decaf, CB400A, grand opening, cafe racer, honda, project bike, hondamatic
After months of work, Russ finally gets his Ninja 600cc working! Hunter, Russ, and I celebrate with an 85-mile day trip during the three day weekend around Mount Diablo, through the legendary Morgan Territory. Ridden over: Oakland, Canyon, Moraga, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Clayton, Morgan Territory, Danville, San Ramon, and home! favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: decaf, cafe racer, motorcycle, honda, CB400A, harley davidson, sportster, ninja, kawasaki, farms,...
Moko Type Cover for iPad Mini review Moko Key Remappings for linux/unix Geeks I use iSSH app to ssh in to my work to ubuntu unix/linux and run emacs. I've found it invaluable to remap some keys, for example: CTRL-up ==> scroll-down CTRL-left ==> beginning-of-buffer and so on. On terminal with bash w/ the keyboard in use, "showkey -a" is your friend! You can then find any tricky key combo you want to remap. Here's my .emacs portion I'm using specifically tailored to Moko keys... Topics: moko, type cover, ipad mini, accessory, video review
Short video of my 1978 Hondamatic CB400A running, with consolidated instruments and LEDs working. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: cafe racer, CB400A, hondamatic, project bike
My 1978 honda "hondamatic" CB400A cafe racer modified bike project. The "A" is for automatic (a clutch-less 2 speed "low" and "high" geared bike), so I named her "decaf". My first/primary goal is to remove the ridiculously large/lame instrument section into a single smaller combined speedo/odometer/"idiot lights" chrome single instrument, and relocate the key/ignition. For me, this is kinda ambitious! But fun to learn and customize... Topics: cafe racer, motorcycle, honda, project bike, hondamatic, CB400A
Time-lapse of 17 hours on Labor Day 2012 overlooking the San Francisco bay. Our downhill neighbor decided to remove a roughly 150 foot eucalyptus (that appeared to be dying) and it bumped our view of the Bay up amazingly. It's broken into 3 segments right now: (1) Canon SLR ~4:45am-10am (~3700 images) ==> 1728x1152 60fps h.264 .mp4 (~16 Mb/s) (2) iPhone4S ~10am-2:30pm (~4400 images) ==> 1296x968 30fps h.264 .mp4 (~10 Mb/s) (3) Canon SLR ~3:15pm-9:40pm (~4400 images) ==> 1728x1152 60fps... Topics: time-lapse, San Francisco bay, bay area, bay view
HD time-lapse recording of a sunset over a marsh on Cape Cod. It consists of 5,749 JPEG still frames, shot with iPhone at 1920x1080 pixels, every 4 seconds. It was approximately 4:45am-11:am. I sped up the frames to a 30fps AVI then used iMovie to change speeds for three main sections: 1st section (start to 2nd "lens flare" of sunrise) four times speedup 2nd section (after the lens flares) eight times speedup 3rd section (variable speed, but mostly 1/2 times slowed down, with zooming... Topics: sunrise, cape cod, time-lapse, marsh, HD
A reformat of The Drake Saga1 short lightsaber video redone into ASCII art! There's even an HD/SD toggle in the video player for 4x more/less characters 8-) Still image from the video How to Here's how I did it (this is a bash script): set -x; SRC=http://archive.org/download/drake_saga1/drake_saga1.avi; FPS=30; HD=0; mkdir -p ~/_/aa-sd/; mkdir -p ~/_/aa/; if [ "$HD" == "1" ]; then cd ~/_/aa/; HT=136; PG="2500x2136" CROP="-crop 0x93% +repage" # sure... Topics: ascii art, lightsabers
Drake Saga Remix I had fun rearranging gops (Groups Of Pictures) from my 2007 video The Drake Saga and giving it a catchy bootie mashup audio track called Justice for Billie Jean A Group of Pictures is a concept for video compression. Each one is: a full frame (AKA "keyframe" or "I-frame") (kinda like a JPEG, etc.) of a video followed by partial frames (AKA "P-frames" and "B-frames") (imagine a bunch of smaller tiles that contain parts of the video for... Topics: remix, video rearrange, mashup
mashups, primarily from bootie mashup or played during one of their shows. I started this after hearing the amazing DNA Lounge Live: Bootie SF: Holiday Party (2011-12-10) 6-hour show and found most of the 15 songs I couldn't stop listening to. I've added another 15 songs I've heard from other shows, etc. Much of them are from/feature: A Plus D Divide & Kreate DJ Lobsterdust Titus Jones DJ Tripp etc. ENJOY! favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bootie, mashups, compilation best of, nelly, bee gees, LMFAO, blur, katy perry, my chemical...
kittehs! sisters enjoying a lazy sunny noon on the bed. i kinda mostly made this to show a short(-n-sweet) example of a 16x9 widescreen HD/SD toggle-able video that we can use an example for those wanting to get their videos in two qualities at archive.org (and i love my catz) Topics: cats, purr
2012 Transformers Camaro RS V6 Having fun with attempt to test 0-60 mph... Automatic, manual mode, traction control off, paddle shifters [Recorded with two iPhones] favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: camaro, transformers, bumblebee
MORE BOOKS! Friends of the San Francisco Public Library donated 130,000 used books from their annual book sale to the Internet Archive. About 50 volunteers and employees cataloged, sorted, and moved the books to the new Physical Archive in Richmond. Let's watch them go! (and thank you all !!) Topics: time-lapse, books, SFPL
Our great friend, Peter Lavoie, celebrated his 50th birthday at a meditation center in the Santa Cruz mountains. We made this for him! Original music "The Eastern Star Express" from Hunter Lee Brown favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: time-lapse, driving, bay area, santa cruz mountains
Promotional video I did for great animal rescue charity event " Dance for the Rescues " happening Oct. 9, 2011 See their site for more info and join us! favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: animal rescue, dance, fundraiser
The Train from Spain rides Mainly on the Plane Kinda fun HD 720p video of my tiny camera taped onto my 3-year-old nephew's matchbox-sized train. The camera weight and size meant it couldn't go up train hills or tight spaces, so it was a flat track with "elbow room". Choo choo! Topics: toy train, miniature
Time Lapse from day of 2010 Internet Archive holiday party (at 300 Funston Ave, SF). This is our relatively new and interesting downstairs workspace where we have open work "pods" as well as little niches and couch areas for discussions and collaboration. Fun notes: You can see a large clock with spinning hands in the upper right corner! This is my longest time lapse ever -- over 8 hours recorded! There is model train set in the left area on a table that you *may* be able to see... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topic: time-lapse